Lesley offers its students the opportunity to gain classroom experience prior to their senior student teaching. This component of the Education program is an essential way to integrate coursework with actual application.
Lesley University believes in the power of experiential learning. In the Educational Program students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a multitude of classroom experiences. This component of the Education Program is an essential way to integrate coursework with actual application.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education program Field Placement Office works with you to individually plan and implement both your pre-practicum and practicum field experiences. The office will work with you to articulate your specific classroom preferences and curriculum interests, and is available to support you throughout your undergraduate field experiences.
During your initial field experiences, Field Liaisons will provide you and your mentor teacher with support and guidance throughout the semester. During your senior student teaching experience, Education Program Supervisors will supervise your classroom teaching practice, and a weekly reflective seminar will be incorporated into your program.
Your initial pre-practicum field experiences are integrated into your education coursework. Your professors and the Field Placement Office work collaboratively to support you as you develop your emerging teaching practice. This is an essential way that the Education program integrates your theoretical knowledge with actual application.
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“My field experiences during my time at Lesley allowed me to work with talented teachers in a variety of settings. These invaluable experiences not only showed me what it is like to be a teacher, but how valuable collaboration and innovation are within a classroom. My experiences have allowed me to create lasting relationships with fellow educators. As a current teacher, I use the different lessons and strategies I observed in my own classroom. Truly, the experiences I had and the relationships I gained through these experiences were invaluable. “
- Rachel Silva (Class of 2014)
Cheryl HabermanDirector, Field Placement OfficeHaberman@lesley.edu
Leah ValleyAssistant Director, Field Placement Officelvalley@lesley.edu
Mark DonohueAdministrative Coordinator, Education Division Field Placement OfficeMdonohu4@lesley.edu617.349.8955
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